Web of life

This connects to exercise 8 Web of life, 15 Food forest, 5 Habitat map, 11 (non) native species and 2 Resistant trees

If we think about which trees or plants to choose for, we must pay attention to biodiversity. Biodiversity stands for the number of different species, as well as the variety within a species (e g age, type) on a certain surface. Biodiversity is often used as a criteria to measure the health of a biological system. The more biodiverse an area is, the stronger the ecosystem Biodiversity makes an area stable and healthy, affects the health of the planet and therefore has a direct impact on our lives. Unfortunately, due to human activities that threaten biodiversity, we are facing a biodiversity crisis at the moment. Many species have lost their last alive individuals and gone extinct, and many species exist in such low numbers, the species is weakened and is more likely to not survive in case hit by a health threat or natural disaster. As all life on the planet is connected together in the web of life, biodiversity crisis includes humans as well, even if the human species is not threatened by extinction at the moment.

Though biodiversity is threatened, in many cities in the world biodiversity in the city is being promoted. Many different plants, trees and shrubs in the city will stimulate biodiversity. The more variation in vegetation, the more variation it will attract in the animal life. A wide range of pollinating insects and many different plants will be a food source for birds and other animals. Protecting biodiversity starts with knowing what is out there.

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